What are the considerations for rhinoplasty on a 15-year-old?
My 15 year-old-daughter has been asking for a nose job. I, however, do not feel that it is appropriate for someone her age to have such a serious cosmetic procedure. What are the risks of a teen having this kind of surgery?
The risks for rhinoplasty include but are not limited to bleeding, infection, risks of anesthesia, nasal obstruction, contour irregularities, rhinnorhea, postnasal drip, need for revision procedure. For your 15 year old daughter, teens in general (and all patients for that matter) it is important for anyone considering rhinoplasty surgery to be of a maturity to understand these risks, understand their desires for surgery, and can be an active participant in the decision making process as well as grasp the postoperative process and healing period.